Close Associate of Jho Low

A meeting of top 1MDB officials, board members and Jho Low took place at Najib Abdul Razak's residence in 2013 to strategise over KPMG's audit of the company.

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Person: Yak Yew Chew
Yak Yew Chew is a former banker for BSI Singapore. He was sentenced to 54 months in jail for money laundering and cheating charges related to 1MDB in Sinagpore
Subject: Low Taek Jho
Low Taek Jho, often called Jho Low, is a Malaysian businessman and international fugitive sought by the authorities in Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States in connection with the 1MDB scandal. He is accused of being the mastermind of the alleged 1MDB fraud.
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Yak yew Chew also facilitated bank transfers based on instructions from Jho Low and Jho Low's father at BSI.

Najib, who is on trial for allegedly embezzling 1MDB funds, was also present during the meeting, according to witness and then 1MDB CEO Mohd Hazem Abdul Rahman (above).

Others at the meeting were:

  • Ismee Ismail, board member
  • Lodin Wok Kamaruddin, chairperson
  • Azmi Tahir, chief finance officer
  • Yak Yew Chew, BSI Singapore representative
  • Azlin Alias, Najib's aide

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